Post baccalaureate, or post bacc programs for medical school, and special master's programs (SMPs) are growing in popularity and in number in the United States. With these programs, non-traditional applicants and premed students who had a low GPA can take the courses required for medical school admission in one to two years.

In this blog, we provide a list of all available programs by state in the U.S. Additionally, we'll offer some tips and words of advice for choosing the best post bacc for you. 


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A Complete List of Post Baccalaureate Programs

For more information on each program, please access the AMCAS website.

Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham: Master of Science Biomedical and Health Science

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $595 per semester hour of coursework (in-state); $1,418 (out of state); $1,496

Message from the program: pending

Arizona

The University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix: Professional Studies in Health Sciences, Pathway Scholars Program

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Minimum MCAT score: 495

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Required courses: Biochemistry, 1 additional chemistry course, Human Physiology, 1 additional biology course, 2 behavioral sciences courses, 2 English courses (writing intensive), 1 advanced mathematics course, 1 humanities course

Message from the program: pending

Midwestern University: Master of Arts in Biomedical Science

Minimum GPA: 2.75

Medical school acceptance rate: 57%

Tuition: $42,990

Additional requirements: DAT, MCAT, GRE General Test, PCAT, OAT or other professional exam scores are recommended but not required.

Message from the program: pending

Arizona State University: Master of Science in the Science of Health Care Delivery and Master of Science in Medical Nutrition

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $543-$1,343 per credit hour

Additional requirements: Personal statement; 3 letters of reference from either academic or professional sources; Resume or CV

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Not available

California

Western University of Health Sciences: Master of Science in Medical Sciences

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $28,761

Additional requirements: 3 letters of recommendation

Message from the program: pending

University of Southern California: Post Bacc Pre-medical Program

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: 80%

Tuition: --

Additional requirements: Online preliminary application, 2 letters of recommendation, personal statement, standardized test scores (optional)

Message from the program: pending

UC Berkeley Extension: Post bacc Health Professions Certificate Program/ Post Baccalaureate Accelerated Health Sciences Program

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Message from the program: pending

UC Davis School of Medicine: Post bacc Program

Focuses on students who come from financially disadvantaged groups with an aim of increasing representation in the medical field.

Minimum GPA: 2.7

Medical school acceptance rate: 85%

Tuition: $11,928 (cost of one year’s attendance, full-time)

Required coursework: Biology with lab, General Chemistry with lab, Organic Chemistry with lab, Physics with lab, Biochemistry is encouraged, but not required.

Message from the program: pending

UC Irvine School of Medicine: Post bacc Program

Minimum GPA: 2.8

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Required coursework: Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics

Message from the program: pending

UC San Diego Post bacc Pre-medical Program

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $33,000

Required coursework: Biology with lab, General Chemistry with lab, Organic Chemistry with lab, Physics with lab

Message from the program: pending

UCLA School of Medicine: UCLA Re-application Program / UCLA Extension: Premedical and General Science Studies Certificate

Minimum GPA: 2.7/3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $312.50 per credit hour

Message from the program: pending

UC Irvine: UCI Ayala Post bacc Pre-medical Program

Minimum GPA: 3.3

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $43,834.84 (in-state); $56,079.84 (out-of-state)

Message from the program: pending

UC San Francisco: Masters of Science in Biomedical Imaging (MSBI) / Inter-professional Health Post bacc Program

Medical school acceptance rate: 93%

Tuition: $46,386

Message from the program: pending

California Northstate University College of Health Sciences: Pre-Med Post-baccalaureate Plan

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $49,899.50

Additional requirements: personal statement (250-500 words), resume

Message from the program: pending

San Francisco State University: Pre-Health Professions Certificate Program

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Tuition: $5,500-$6,000

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Message from the program: pending

Scripps College: Post bacc Pre-medical Program

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: 98%

SAT, ACT or GRE scores required

Previous health care experience or volunteering recommended

Message from the program: pending

Mills College: Post bacc Program

Medical school acceptance rate: 85-90%

Loyola Marymount University: Pre-medical Post bacc Program

Minimum GPA: 3.3. Applicants with lower GPAs will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $39,200 - $42,400

Additional requirements: A college level pre-calculus course is required. AP credit, algebra and trigonometry do not satisfy this requirement. A college level calculus course is strongly recommended. A semester of sociology and psychology are recommended. Demonstrated passion for medicine or dentistry through shadowing, volunteer or clinical work.

Message from the program: pending

California State University Fullerton: Certificate in Pre-health Professions Studies

Course requirements: Chemistry and Mathematics

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Additional requirements: 1 letter of recommendation

Message from the program: pending

California State University San Marcos: Pre-Health Professions Certificate

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $500 per credit

Course requirements: Math 125: Pre-calculus (minimum GPA 2.0)

Additional requirements: A score at or above 50% on the Chemistry Placement Exam (CPE) or Chem 101 or Chem 105 (minimum GPA 2.0)

Message from the program: pending

California State University, East Bay: Post bacc Pre-Professional Health Academic Program

Minimum GPA: 2.8

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Message from the program: pending

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Pending

Keck Graduate Institute: Post bacc Premedical Certificate Program

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $34,000

Message from the program: Students who attend KGI post bacc premedical certificate program benefit from small classes which allows personalized, one on one advising and attention to elevate their success. Students also benefit from visits from medical school deans, field trips and professional development. KGI tailors to students with financial needs by offering an MS pre health track in combination with the post bacc premedical certificate to support students as they progress in their journey to medical school. 

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Pending

Chapman University: Post bacc program

Minimum GPA: 3.2

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $54,540 per year

Course requirements: Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Calculus, Physics, Sociology, Psychology and English

Message from the program: pending

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Pending

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science: CDU Enhanced Post bacc Certificate Program in Pre-Medicine / Graduate Biomedical Sciences (Master of Science)

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $5,000 per semester

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Not available

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center: Master’s Degree Program in Health Delivery Science 

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $23,000

Additional requirements: Personal statement (max 1,000 words), resume or CV, 2 letters of recommendation

Message from the program: pending

Colorado

University of Colorado Anschutz: Master of Science in Modern Human Anatomy

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $779 per credit hour (resident); $1,235 per credit hour (non-resident)

Course requirements: General biology with labs, general chemistry with labs, 1 semester of statistics, 1 semester of physics

Message from the program: pending

University of Colorado Boulder: Post bacc Health Professions Program for Career Changers/ Individually designed Post-Baccalaureate Studies (Pre-Med, Pre-Dent, Vet, PT, PA, Optometry, Pharmacy)

Uses the Common App system

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Message from the program: pending

Regis University: Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences /Biomedical Genetics and Genomics Graduate Certificate

Application requirements: Standardized test score (MCAT, GRE, DAT, PCAT), personal statement, resume or CV, 2 letters of recommendation

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $932 per credit hour

Message from the program: pending

Colorado State University: Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Master of Science in Toxicology / Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $846 per credit hour (resident); $1,719 per credit hour (non-resident)

Message from the program: pending

Rocky Vista University: Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences

Minimum GPA: 2.6

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Course requirements: Biology with lab, General chemistry with lab, Organic chemistry with lab, physics, English composition or Literature, Social or behavioral sciences

Additional requirements: Standardized test scores (MCAT, DAT, GRE or PCAT), 2 letters of recommendation, resume or CV

Message from the program: pending

University of Northern Colorado: Master’s in Biomedical Science (online option)/ Master’s in Biology non-thesis (online option)

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Apply through either online application or Post Baccalaureate Centralized Application Service (PostbacCAS)

Message from the program: pending

University of Denver: Professional Science Master’s in Biomedical Science

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Course requirements: one year of chemistry, one year of calculus (recommended), one year of physics, and two years of biology

Message from the program: pending

Connecticut

University of Connecticut: Pre-medical and Pre-dental Center

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Message from the program: pending

Quinnipiac University: Medical Lab Sciences

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $1,095 per credit

Course requirements: 2 semesters of biology, 2 semesters of chemistry, one semester each of biochemistry and organic chemistry

Additional requirements: resume or CV, 2 letters of recommendation, letter of intent

Message from the program: pending

Delaware

University of Delaware: Premedical Post bacc Certificate Program

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $979 per credit hour

Additional requirements: 2 letters of recommendation

Message from the program: pending

District of Columbia (Washington D.C.)

The George Washington University: MSHS in Medical Laboratory Science/ Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Blood Banking/ Post Baccalaureate or MSHS Laboratory Medicine Program/ MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology/ Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Chemistry/ Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Hematology/ MSHS in Translational Microbiology/ Post Baccalaureate Certificate or MSHS in Microbiology/Post Baccalaureate Certificate or MSHS in Molecular Diagnostic Sciences

Apply through PostBaccCAS

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: 94%

Tuition: $44,025 total cost for post-bacc programs

Additional requirements: SAT, ACT or GRE scores, 2 letters of recommendation

o  *Note: Individuals who have completed more than 50% of the program's courses during their undergraduate education (e.g., general and organic chemistry, biology, and physics) within the past five years are not eligible to apply to his program.

Message from the program: pending

Georgetown University: MS Physiology and Biophysics - Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program / Regular MS in Physiology / Special Master’s Program / Post bacc Pre-Medical Certificate Program/ Georgetown Summer Medical Institute

Minimum GPA: 3.2

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $1,615 per credit hour

Requires healthcare experience (volunteering, shadowing, work experience)

Message from the program: pending

American University: Post-bacc Premedical certificate program

Minimum GPA: 3.2

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Message from the program: pending

Florida

University of South Florida: One-year Master of Science in Medical Sciences

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $431.43 per credit hour (resident); $877.17 per credit hour (non-resident)

Additional requirements: MCAT or GRE scores, General biology (1 year), General chemistry (1 year), General physics (1 year), Organic chemistry (1 year), Quantitative analysis (1 course), Mathematics including integral and differential calculus

Message from the program: pending

University of Florida: Pre-Health Post bacc Program (PHPB)

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $400 per credit hour (resident); $560 per credit hour (non-resident)

Course requirements: Pre-calculus, Chemistry

Additional requirements: Clinical or service experience.

Message from the program: pending

University of Miami: Pre-Health Post bacc Program

Minimum GPA: 3.5

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $2,213 per credit hour

Additional requirements: Have not taken more than 2 of the required program courses

Message from the program: pending

Larkin University: Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences

Minimum GPA: 2.7

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $26,910

Course requirements: Biology I and II, Chemistry I and II, Organic Chemistry I and II, Physics I & II, Calculus or Statistics, Advanced Science coursework such as Biochemistry, Genetics, Physiology

Additional requirements: 2 letters of recommendation, resume or CV, personal statement

Message from the program: pending

Florida Atlantic University: Post-Bacc Medical Pathway Program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $18,000 (in-state); $28,000 (out-of-state)

Strong applicants for medical school typically have: excellent overall and science GPAs, sufficiently high scores on their MCAT, strong letters of recommendation and a history of medical volunteerism, and research activities

Message from the program: pending

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine: Graduate Certificate in Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: 83%

Tuition: $21,000

Course requirements: Pre-med coursework

Additional requirements: 2 letters of recommendation

Message from the program: pending

Florida State University College of Medicine: Bridge to Clinical Medicine Program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Message from the program: Focuses on students who come from financially disadvantaged groups to increase acceptance to medical school.

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Pending

Barry University: Graduate Biomedical Sciences (Master of Science)

Minimum GPA: 3.5

Medical school acceptance rate: 95% success rate for dental school; 50-70% medical school success 

Tuition: $17,820

Additional requirements: 1 letter of recommendation from a professor, advisor, employer, or healthcare professional; personal statement; resume

Message from the program: pending

Nova Southeastern University: MS, Biological Sciences with a concentration in Health Studies 

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $1,444 per credit hour

Message from the program: pending

Every student receives one hour of complimentary consultation with BeMo: Pending

Georgia

Mercer University School of Medicine: Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences / Master of Science in Preclinical Sciences

Minimum GPA: 2.8

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Course requirements: One year coursework with labs in biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, physics

Additional requirements: GRE (minimum 300, with 148 or above on components); MCAT (minimum 494) or DAT (minimum 17, academic average)

Message from the program: pending

Georgia State University: Master Degree in Biology Medical Science

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $398 per credit (resident); $1,259 per credit (non-resident)

Additional requirements: A minimum GRE score in the 40th percentile in all three categories, or a minimum MCAT score of 480. DAT scores are not accepted; Completion of pre-med coursework; Statement of purpose; 3 letters of recommendation

Message from the program: pending

Agnes Scott College: Post-bacc Pre-medical Program

Minimum GPA: 3.5

Medical school acceptance rate: 90%

Tuition: $950 per credit hour

Message from the program: pending

Emory University: Master of Arts in Bioethics

Medical school acceptance rate: --

 Tuition: --

Additional requirements: Personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation, sample analytical essay

Optional: GRE scores, video essay

Message from the program: pending

Morehouse School of Medicine: Master of Science in Medical Sciences Degree

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $45,208

Additional requirements: Minimum MCAT score of 495, evidence of community service and interest in medicine, 3 letters of recommendation

Message from the program: pending

Hawaii

University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine: ʻImi Hoʻōla Post-Baccalaureate Program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $650 per credit (resident); $1,402 per credit (non-resident)

Message from the program: pending

Illinois

Southern Illinois University

School of Medicine: MEDPREP

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Medical school acceptance rate: 85%

Tuition: Students applying to MEDPREP pay undergraduate tuition and fees. Students applying to graduate programs and MEDPREP concurrently must pay graduate tuition and fees.

Message from the program: pending

Additional requirements: Completed all medical school prerequisites, clinical experience

Benedictine University: Master of Science in Integrative Physiology

Medical school acceptance rate: 81%

Tuition: $1,130 per credit hour

Rush University: MS in Biotechnology

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Additional requirements: Resume or CV, research interest statement, 3 letters of recommendation

Message from the program: pending

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science: Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences

Medical school acceptance rate: 88% to the Chicago Medical School

Tuition: $49,981

Course requirements: medical school prerequisites; biochemistry, molecular biology and statistics also recommended

Additional requirements: MCAT, GRE or DAT scores; 3 letters of recommendation

Message from the program: pending

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Pending…

Northwestern University: Professional Health Careers Pre-medicine Program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $2,179 per unit

Additional requirements: Resume or CV, statement of purpose, 1 letter of recommendation, standardized test scores (optional)

Message from the program: “Northwestern University’s Premedicine program is designed for career changers seeking to build a core scientific foundation through coursework necessary to prepare for a career in medicine. In addition to instruction by world-class faculty with unrivalled research experience in their respected fields, Northwestern’s program offers unique opportunities for physician shadowing, professional health seminar courses, a student-led professional group, and linkage agreements with multiple medical schools.”

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Available

Northwestern University: Program in Public Health

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $20,781 per quarter

Additional requirements: pending

Message from the program: pending

Loyola University Chicago: Master of Science in Physiology / Master of Arts in Medical Sciences / MS in Infectious Disease and Immunology

Medical school acceptance rate: 99%

Tuition: $1,245 per credit hour; $2,045 per credit hour for MS in Medical Physiology

Additional requirements: statement of purpose, 2 letters of recommendation

Message from the program: pending

Every student receives one hour of complimentary consultation with BeMo: Pending…

Illinois Institute of Technology: MS in Biology for the Health Professions/ Post-baccalaureate premedical program

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $1,721 per credit hour

Message from the program: pending

Every student receives one hour of complimentary consultation with BeMo: Pending…

DePaul University: Post bacc Pre-health program

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $765 per credit hour

Message from the program: pending

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Pending…

Dominican University: Post bacc Pre-medical studies

Minimum GPA: 2.7

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $550 per credit hour

Note: No standardized test scores or letters of recommendation are considered

Message from the program: pending

Lewis University: Post bacc Pre-medical studies Program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $625 per credit hour

Message from the program: pending

Saint Xavier University: Master of Science in Medical Science/ Post baccalaureate Certificate in Medical Science

Medical school acceptance rate: 75%

Tuition: $31,500

Course requirements: Completion of General Chemistry I and II (with labs) with grades of C or better

Message from the program: pending

University of Illinois Medical College: Master of Science in Medical Physiology

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Standardized test requirements: MCAT, GRE or DAT scores (MCAT: 27 in old scoring system, 55%-65% in new scoring system; GRE: 153 Quantitative, 146 Verbal, 3.5 analytical writing; DAT: 17)

Additional requirements: 3 letters of recommendation, one from science professor. Committee letters also accepted

Message from the program: pending

Indiana

Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine: Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences

Minimum GPA: 2.75

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $33.600

Additional requirements: 3 letters of recommendation

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Not available

Message from the program: pending

Indiana University School of Medicine: Master of Science, Pre-profession degree program / Master of Science in Medical Science

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Message from the program: pending

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis: Pre-professional Non-thesis MS Program

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Additional requirements: MCAT, DAT or GRE scores; personal statement; letters of recommendation

Message from the program: pending

Iowa

Iowa State University: One-year, non-thesis Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $5,286 per semester (resident); $13,388 per semester (non-resident)

Message from the program: pending

Des Moines University: Master of Science in Anatomy and Master of Science in Biomedical sciences

Apply through PostBacCAS

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $782 per credit hour

Message from the program: pending

Loras College: Post baccalaureate Pre-Medical/Pre Health Program

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $795 per credit hour

Message from the program: pending

Kansas

University of Kansas School of Medicine: Health Careers Pathways Program: Post Bacc Program

Minimum GPA: 2.75

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $421.15 per credit hour (resident); $989.60 per credit hour (non-resident)

Preference given to first-generation college attendees and applicants from underserved areas

Message from the program: pending

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine: One year Master in Biomedical Science

Requires Bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences related field

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $421.80 per credit hour (resident); $949.90 per credit hour (non-resident)

Message from the program: pending

Kentucky

University of Louisville: Post bacc Pre-medical Program/ Master of Science in Physiology

Minimum GPA: 3.3

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $514 per credit hour (residents); $1,195 per credit hour (non-residents)

Note: applicants must have completed less than 12 credit hours of pre-med science courses

Message from the program: pending

University of Kentucky: Master of Science in Medical Sciences 

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Message from the program: pending

Louisiana

Louisiana State University Shreveport: Master of Science in Biological Science with a Health Science Concentration

Medical school acceptance rate: 69%

Tuition: $344.22 per credit hour (resident); $694.29 per credit hour (non-resident)

Additional requirements: GRE scores of at least 300; 2 letters of recommendation, one from a science faculty member

Message from the program: pending

Tulane University School of Medicine: One-year Masters Program in Physiology / Cell and Molecular One-year Masters / One-year Masters in Medical Genetics and Genomics/ Microbiology and Immunology / Biochemistry and Molecular Biology /Pharmacology / Two-year Master of Science in Molecular and Cellular Pathobiology

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $13,089 (MS Physiology); $12,589 (Medical Genetics and Genomics); $13,539 (Microbiology and Immunology); $13,589 (Pharmacology); $13,839 (Molecular and Cellular Pathobiology); $15,081 (Biochemistry)

Additional requirements: Personal statement, MCAT or GRE score, resume or CV, 3 letters of recommendation

Message from the program: pending

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Pending…

Loyola University New Orleans: Pre-health Post bacc

Minimum GPA: 2.75

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $450 per credit hour

Additional requirements: statement of purpose (500 words or less); 1 letter of recommendation; healthcare experience is recommended

Message from the program: "Students in the Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate certificate program benefit from guidance and support throughout the program. Loyola’s outstanding curricula, small class sizes, research opportunities, application support, one-on-one advising, and available resources will help students become competitive applicants in a variety of exceptional health programs."

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Not available.

LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health: Master of Public Health

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $5,325.16 per semester (resident): $8,647.03 per semester (non-resident)

Additional requirements: statement of purpose: resume or CV; 3 letters of recommendation

Message from the program: pending

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Pending…


Check out how to choose the right post baccalaureate program for you:

Maine

University of Southern Maine: Department of Biology Post-Bacc Premedical Studies

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $432 per credit hour

Message from the program: USM offers the required coursework, advising and on-campus living located in the center of the beautiful city of Portland. USM students can take advantage of the many off-campus opportunities necessary for a successful application to medical school while enjoying the small city lifestyle along the coast of Maine. 

A message from Biology Dept Chair, David Champlin: I studied at large biomedical institutions in Seattle, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and New York. I have found that Portland, Maine, has a good variety of comparable off-campus opportunities for pre-med students to gain hands-on experience.

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Available

Maryland

University of Maryland: Science in the Evening

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Message from the program: pending

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Pending…

Johns Hopkins University: Post-bacc Premedical Program / Post-bacc Health Science Intensive Program /Master of Health Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Medical school acceptance rate: 90%

Tuition: $45,360

Additional requirements: SAT or ACT scores (GRE if no SAT/ACT); Resume, two letters of evaluation

Message from the program: pending

Goucher College: Post-bacc Premedical Program

Medical school acceptance rate: 99.5%

Tuition: --

Standardized test requirements: SAT, ACT or GRE scores

Message from the program: pending

Massachusetts

Worcester State University: Post-bacc Pre-medical Program

Minimum GPA: 2.75 (students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 to remain in the program)

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Message from the program: pending

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth: Pre-Health Certificate

Minimum GPA: No GPA minimum or SAT scores required

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Message from the program: pending

Tufts University: Post-bacc Pre-medical program / MS in Biomedical Sciences

Medical school acceptance rate: 90%

Tuition: $40,676 (post-bacc program)

Standardized test requirements: SAT, ACT or GRE scores

Additional requirements: personal statement, resume, 2 letters of recommendation (one academic)

Message from the program: pending

Mount Holyoke College: Post-bacc Pre-health Program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Additional requirements: personal statement, resume, 2 letters of recommendation

Message from the program: pending

Harvard Medical School: Master of Medical Sciences in Immunology

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $44,816

Standardized test requirements: MCAT or GRE scores required

Additional requirements: personal statement, resume, 3 letters of recommendation

Message from the program: pending

Harvard University Division of Continuing Education: Premedical program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Only US citizens or permanent residents are eligible

Message from the program: pending

Boston University: Post-bacc certificate in Pre-Medical Studies / Master of Science in Medical Sciences Program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $30,525 per semester

Additional requirements: personal statement and 2 letters of recommendation

Message from the program: pending

Brandeis University: Post-bacc Premedical Program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Standardized test requirements: MCAT, DAT, PCAT, GRE, OAT

Message from the program: pending

Elms College: Post-bacc Premedical Studies Certificate Program / Masters in Biomedical Sciences

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $720 per credit hour

Message from the program: pending

Michigan

University of Michigan Medical School: MS Program in Physiology/ Post-bacc MEDPREP

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Additional requirements: Demonstrated commitment to medicine and serving others through work or volunteer experience

Message from the program: pending

Michigan State University: Medical Neuroscience Graduate Certificate Program

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $ 841.75 (resident); $1,078.75 per credit hour (non-resident)

Additional requirements: reflective essay on how the certificate will enhance professional and personal development

Message from the program: pending

Lawrence Technological University: Post-Bacc Certificate in Pre-medical Studies

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Message from the program: pending

Wayne State University: PreMedical Post Baccalaureate Program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Eligible applicants must be first-generation college graduates, residents of Michigan, with a minimum 491 MCAT score and have completed premedical prerequisites

Message from the program: pending

Minnesota

Northwestern Health Sciences University: Post-bacc Pre-health

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Message from the program: pending

Concordia College: Post baccalaureate premedical program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Message from the program: pending

Mississippi

William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine: Master of Biomedical Science

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Course requirements: Premedical prerequisites

Standardized test requirements: MCAT (495 minimum, 500 preferred), DAT (15 minimum, 17 preferred), GRE (290 minimum, 300 preferred)

Additional requirements: 2 letters of recommendation, personal statement

Message from the program: pending

University of Mississippi Medical Center: Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Message from the program: pending

Mississippi College: Masters of Medical Sciences / Health Science Certificate Program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Message from the program: pending

Avila University: Post-bacc Program 

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $11,195 per semester

Message from the program: pending

Missouri                            

Washington University in St Louis: Post-bacc Pre-medical program

Minimum GPA: 3.2

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $895 per credit hour

Message from the program: pending

Rockhurst University: Post-bacc Premedical program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Students must maintain a 3.3 GPA to remain in the program

Message from the program: pending

St Louis University: Medical Anatomy and Physiology Prep Program (MAPP)

Medical school acceptance rate: 85%

Tuition: --

Message from the program: pending

Montana

Montana State University: Post-bacc Pre-medical Certificate / Master of Science in Health Science

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $2,856 per semester (residents); $9,257 per semester (non-residents)

UMKC College of Arts and Sciences: Pre-Health Program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Nebraska

Creighton University: Pre-medical Post-bacc

Medical school acceptance rate: 86%

Tuition: --

Applicants are only eligible if they have been denied admission to an accredited medical school and are not currently enrolled.

Nevada

University of Nevada School of Medicine: Post-bacc Program

Minimum GPA: 3.5

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: Based on undergraduate tuition costs

MCAT requirements: 500 or above

New Hampshire

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth: The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

New Jersey

William Paterson University: Post-bacc Pre-medical Program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $779.75 per credit (residents); $ 1,215.75 per credit (non-residents)

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School: Master of Biomedical Sciences

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $966 per credit (residents); $1,249 per credit (non-residents)

Additional requirements: 2 letters of recommendation, MCAT, DAT or GRE scores

Rider University: Post-bacc Pre-medical Studies

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $990 per credit (residents); $1,010 per credit (non-residents)

Applicants must complete the Eligibility Evaluation Request

Rutgers University New Brunswick: Post-bacc Pre-health Program / Masters in Biomedical Sciences

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Fairleigh Dickinson University: Gateway to Professional Studies Master of Health Science

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University: Advanced Pre-medical Studies Post-bacc Program

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $16,212

Additional requirements: statement of professional objectives, 1 letter of recommendation

Message from the program: pending

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Pending…

Drew University: Medical and Health Humanities Program

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $1351 per credit

Message from the program: Drew University's Medical and Health Humanities program, you'll gain a unique perspective on the interconnectedness of medicine, culture, and the human experience. We believe that doctors must have more than just extensive scientific knowledge; they must also be able to understand and empathize with their patients on a deeper level. Our program emphasizes the study of medical ethics, history, and culture, as well as interdisciplinary studies of art, literature, and philosophy to help students develop their skills in these areas. With highly experienced faculty and small class sizes, you'll receive individualized attention and opportunities for hands-on learning. Join us in the Medical and Health Humanities program at Drew University and become the holistic, compassionate physician that the world needs.

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Pending…

New York

University of Rochester: Post-bacc Pre-health Program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Message from the program: pending

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry: MS Degree in Medical Pharmacology

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Additional requirements: 3 letters of recommendation

Message from the program: pending

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health: Master’s in Biomedical Sciences

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $1,460 per credit hour

Coursework requirements: Completed medical school prerequisites

Additional requirements: GRE scores, online application

Message from the program: pending

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York: Master of Arts in Biological Sciences/ Natural Sciences Interdisciplinary MS

Medical school acceptance rate: 80%

Tuition: --

The City College of NY: The Program in Pre-medical Studies

Minimum GPA: 2.8, must maintain a GPA of 3.3 to remain in the program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $855 per credit

Coursework requirements: Pre-calculus

SUNY College at Old Westbury: Post-bacc Pre-medical Studies

Minimum GPA: 2.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Syracuse University: MS In Biomedical Forensic Sciences

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

NY Medical College: Basic Medical Sciences Interdisciplinary Program: Traditional Track / Accelerated Track

Minimum GPA: 3.1

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $45,540

Additional requirements: Minimum MCAT score in the 70th percentile, prior clinical and research experience, virtual interview

New York University: Post-bacc Pre-health studies Program

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: Same as undergraduate costs, estimated at $80,000 total costs

Additional requirements: personal statement, resume, 2 letters of recommendation

Purchase College SUNY: Pre-medical Studies

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Applicants must register as a Visiting Student to apply

Manhattanville College: Post-bacc Pre-health Professions

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $19,830

Additional coursework in the sciences is strongly recommended to apply

Hofstra University: Post-bacc Pre-medical program/Certificate

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $27,725 per semester

Applicants are encouraged to include a personal statement, resume or letters of recommendation to strengthen their candidacy

Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai: MS in Biomedical Sciences / Master of Science in Clinical Research / Certificate in Clinical Research Training

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Farmingdale State College: Certificate in Sciences for Health professions

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Fordham University: Post-bacc Pre-medical/ Pre-health Program

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Cornell University: Post-bacc Program in Health Studies

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Applicants are evaluated based on academic record, letters of evaluation, MCAT scores, extracurricular activities, research experience, healthcare experience and personal character

Columbia University: Post-bacc Pre-medical Program / Institute of Human Nutrition

Minimum GPA: 3.0; most applicants have a GPA above 3.6

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $2,014 per credit

Additional requirements: Have not applied to medical school in the last 2 years and have not taken the MCAT

Columbia offers support in medical school applications

Adelphi University: Certificate in Basic Sciences for Health Professions

Minimum GPA: 3.25

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Additional requirements: 3 letters of recommendation, SAT or ACT scores, personal statement

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine: MS in Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $30,790 per semester

Standardized test requirements: MCAT (DAT, PCAT or GRE are also acceptable)

Marymount Manhattan College: Biology Post-Baccalaureate Program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

SAT or ACT scores required

NYU School of Medicine’s Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences: Masters in Biomedical Informatics

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

SUNY Upstate Medical University: MedPrep Academic Enhancement MS in Medical Technology

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $11,310 per year (residents); $23,100 per year (non-residents)

Coursework requirements: Complete medical school prerequisites with labs

North Carolina

UNC at Greensboro: Post-bacc Pre-med Program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Applicants must fill out online application form. No personal statement or recommendation letters required

North Carolina State University: Physiology Graduate Program

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $750 per credit hour

Additional requirements: 3 letters of recommendation, personal statement, resume

Wake Forest: Post-Baccalaureate Pre-medical program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Guilford College: Post-bacc Pre-Health Program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Applicants must fill out online application

Duke University School of Medicine: Master of Biomedical Sciences

Minimum GPA: 3.2

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Coursework requirements: Complete medical school prerequisites before matriculation

This is a masters program that allows you to take master’s level courses at times with medical students which can support your application as they can compare your performance to current medical students. This can be positive should you do well and negatively if you struggle.

Meredith College: Pre-Health Post-bacc Certificate Program

Medical school acceptance rate: 90%

Tuition: --

Requires SAT, ACT or GRE scores

Prior healthcare experience is encouraged

Ohio

University of Toledo, Health Sciences Campus: MSBS in Medical Sciences

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $36,974.10 (in-state); $72,108.93 (out-of-state)

Coursework requirements: Complete premedical prerequisites

Additional requirements: MCAT scores (within 3 years), personal statement, resume, letter of recommendation

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine: Special Master’s Program in Physiology/ Master’s in Pharmacology with emphasis on Preclinical & Clinical Drug Safety

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Minimum MCAT score: 504

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $38,678 for in-state residents and $39,078 for out-of-state residents

Additional requirements: 3 letters of recommendation, resume, personal statement

Kent State University: Master of Public Health

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Additional requirements: 3 letters of recommendation, personal statement

Case Western Reserve University: Master of Science in Medical Physiology / Master of Science in Applied Anatomy / MS in Medical Physiology / Masters of Science in Pathology / Master’s in Bioethics/ Master of Science in Nutrition

No minimum GPA or test score

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $2,119 per credit hour

Additional requirements: statement of purpose, resume, 2 letters of recommendation, academic statement (optional)

Cleveland State University: Post-bacc Program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $506 per credit hour (in-state); $723.30 per credit hour (out-of-state); $766.75 per credit hour (international)

John Carroll University: Pre-medical Post-bacc Program

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Additional requirements: statement of purpose, resume, 2 letters of recommendation

The Ohio State University: MEDPATH Post Baccalaureate Program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Applicants must apply to The Ohio State College of Medicine through the AMCAS application. The MedPATH program is available by invitation only to those who meet specific criteria for qualification.

Oklahoma

Northeastern State University: Post-bacc Pre-health Certificate Program / Post-bacc Pre-medical

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Designed for students who have graduated with non-science degrees to meet medical school prerequisites, or for students who need additional courses to enhance their academic record

Message from the program: pending

Oregon

Oregon State University: Post-bacc Pre-med Program

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $13,191 (residents); $30,357 (non-residents)

Additional requirements: prior healthcare experience such as shadowing or volunteering and work experience

Message from the program: pending

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Pending…

Northwest Native American Center of Excellence: Wy’east Post-Baccalaureate Pathway

Participating medical schools include: Oregon Health and Science University, Elson S. Floyd School of Medicine, UC Davis School of Medicine

Minimum GPA:

OHSU: 2.8 undergraduate/graduate cumulative AMCAS GPA

WSU: 2.6 undergraduate AMCAS GPA (uses a combo of MCAT and GPA)

UC Davis: 2.7 undergraduate/graduate cumulative AMCAS GPA

More information can be found here.

Medical school acceptance rate: If applicants are selected to one of the participating medical schools above, they are offered "conditional acceptance" and will be granted full acceptance into the medical school if they (1) successfully complete the Wy'east Pathway (this includes but is not limited to passing all quizzes/exams), (2) receive a qualifying MCAT score before or during the Pathway (OHSU and UCD minimum score is 497; WSU requirement varies by GPA), and (3) meets the final matriculation requirements of each admitting school.

Tuition: Program is a tuition-free post-bacc premed program for American Indian and Alaska Native students to prepare for medical school.

Note: this program also provides a living stipend to students accepted into their program, paid MCAT prep course through a vendor (e.g., Kaplan or Princeton Review), and covers cost of some school materials (e.g., textbooks)..

Message from the program: The Northwest Native American Center of Excellence is committed to recruiting, training, and retaining the next generation of Indigenous health leaders. We guide Native students on their educational journeys by offering initiatives at key moments along the path to becoming a healthcare professional. For questions about the Wy'east Pathway, please email us at wyeast[at]ohsu.edu. We want to hear from you and welcome any and all inquiries!

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Pending…

Pennsylvania

West Chester University: Pre-Medical program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Requires MCAT scores

Message from the program: pending

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Pending…

Chatham University – Master of Arts in biomedical studies

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: 90%

Tuition: $33,780-$34,906

Coursework requirements: Introductory biology with lab; Introductory chemistry with lab; Organic chemistry with lab; Statistics; Upper-level college math; 3-4 upper-level biology courses

Additional requirements: admissions essay, 2 letters of recommendation, resume

Message from the program: pending

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Pending

University of Pennsylvania: Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Minimum GPA:

Minimum GPA Core Studies: 3.2 or above recommended

Minimum GPA Specialized Studies: 3.0 or above recommended

Medical school acceptance rate:

Core Studies: 75% medical; 100% dental; 96% vet

Specialized Studies: 73% medical; 85% dental; 92% vet

Tuition: $3,674 per course unit

Message from the program: The University of Pennsylvania pre-health programs are ideal for students seeking structured academics and individualized learning plans who require flexible timelines to complete their required studies in preparation for professional health careers. With an award-winning faculty, a dynamic student community, peer mentoring program and a dedicated advisory team, our students are set up for success and will gain the necessary skills required for acceptance and beyond.

Every student receives one hour complimentary CASPer prep consultation with BeMo: Available

University of Pittsburgh: Biomedical Masters Program

Minimum GPA: of 3.0 - Recommended GPA 3.3 or above

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Message from the program: pending

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Pending

Thomas Jefferson University: Post-bacc Pre-professional program

Minimum GPA: of 3.0 - Recommended GPA 3.2 or above

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $870 per credit hour

Message from the program: pending

Temple University School of Medicine: Advanced Core in Medical Science Post Bacc Pre-medical program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $29,354 (residents); $36,212 (non-residents)

Uses a “holistic review of each applicant to the program, including the application, personal statement, complete academic history, standardized test exams, reference letters, and resume/CV. Additional consideration will be given for healthcare experiences, community service activities, evidence of intellectual curiosity, educational/environmental disadvantaged status, groups underrepresented in medicine, and those who have demonstrated exceptional service through the military, Peace Corps, Teach for America, and AmeriCorps.”

Message from the program: pending

Rosemont College: Post-bacc Pre-medical program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Additional requirements: 1 academic letter of recommendation, 500-word statement of purpose, resume

Message from the program: pending

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine: Biomedical Sciences Program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $30,867 (first year) $25,830 (second year)

Message from the program: pending

La Salle University: Post-bacc Premedical certificate program

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $780 per credit hour

Additional requirements: 2 letters of recommendation, personal statement, resume

Message from the program: pending

Duquesne University: Post-bacc Premedical program

Minimum GPA: 3.0, minimum science GPA of 2.75

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $1,476 per credit

Additional requirements: Applicants must have chosen a specific medical or health discipline to pursue, with demonstrated healthcare experience

Message from the program: pending

Lehigh University: Healthcare Systems Engineering

Minimum GPA: 2.75

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $1,500 per credit

Message from the program: pending

Bryn Mawr College: Post-bacc Premedical Program

Minimum GPA: 3.3

Medical school acceptance rate: 98%

Tuition: $33,070 (includes all tuition and fees for fall/spring term, and MCAT prep course)

Additional requirements: MCAT scores, academic letters of recommendation, healthcare experience

Message from the program: pending

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Pending

Drexel University College of Medicine: Intensive Medical Sciences (IMS) / Drexel Pathway to Medical School Program (DPMS) / Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Program (IHS) / Masters of Biomedical Studies (MBS)/ Master of Medical Science (MMS)/ Evening Post-bacc Pre-medical program (PMED)

Minimum GPA:

IMS: >3.2 DPMS: >2.9 IHS: >2.5 MBS: >2.9 MMS: >3.0 PMED: >3.0

Medical school acceptance rate:

IMS: 60-80% DPMS: 60-80% IHS: 75% MBS: 60-80% MMS: 60-80% PMED: 60-80%

Tuition:

IMS: $1,658 per credit hour DPMS: $1,577 per credit hour IHS: $1631 per credit hour MBS: $1,708 per credit hour MMS: $880 per credit hour PMED: $1,049 per credit hour

Message from the program: pending

Temple University College of Science and Technology: Basic Core in Health Sciences and Advanced Core in Health Sciences

Minimum GPA: --

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $29,570 (residents, Basic Core and Advanced Core); $36,480 (non-residents, Basic Core and Advanced Core)

Applicants can apply through PostBacCAS

Message from the program: pending

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Pending

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine: Master of Biomedical Sciences

Minimum GPA: 2.25

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Message from the program: pending

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine: Health Sciences Post Baccalaureate Program/ Masters of Medical Science

Minimum GPA: 2.7 Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $21,930

Coursework requirements: Biology with lab, Chemistry with lab, Organic chemistry with lab, Physics, Biochemistry, English, Behavioral Science (medical track only)

Message from the program: pending

Puerto Rico

Ponce Health Sciences University: Master in Science in Medical Sciences

Minimum GPA: 2.7

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $36,684

MCAT (or DAT, GRE, PCAT) is required

Message from the program: pending

Rhode Island

Providence College: Pre-Health Professions Certificate

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $404 per credit

Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School: Certificate in Medical Science and Master of Science in Medical Sciences

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Coursework requirements: Completed all premedical prerequisites

Additional requirements: MCAT scores, personal statement, 3 letters of requirement

Johnson & Wales University: Pre-medical and Pre-health professions certificate

Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain in the program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $39,792 per academic year

South Carolina

University of South Carolina School of Medicine: Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Studies

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: 72%

Tuition: $6,867 per semester (residents); $14,880 per semester (non-residents)

Medical University of South Carolina: Master of Science in Medical Sciences

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Applicants must have taken the MCAT or DAT within the past 2 years. GRE scores are not accepted

Furman University: Master of Science in Community Engagement Medicine

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: 95%

Tuition: $55,392

Additional requirements: 3 letters of recommendation (one academic), MCAT or DAT scores (optional)

Message from the program: pending

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Pending…

South Dakota State University: M.S Human Biology

Minimum GPA: 2.9

Tuition: In state: $20,000 Out of State: $30,000

Message from the program: pending

Tennessee

Lipscomb University: Bio-molecular Science

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $1,080 per credit hour

Additional requirements: personal statement, resume or CV

The ideal candidate has undergraduate lab experiences, courses in cell or molecular biology, infectious disease and statistics, an average GPA of at least a 3.2 and a test score above the 50th percentile.

Message from the program: pending

Every student receives one hour complimentary consultation with BeMo: Pending…

Lincoln Memorial University: Master of Science Degree with Majors relevant to Medical Education

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Course requirements: English, Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics

Additional requirements: personal statement, 2 letters of recommendation, MCAT/GRE/OAT/PCAT test scores

Message from the program: pending

Vanderbilt University: Master’s Program in Biomedical Sciences

Minimum GPA: 3.2

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $2,215 per credit hour 

Additional requirements: personal statement, 2 letters of recommendation, resume or CV, MCAT or GRE scores

Message from the program: pending

Texas

University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine: Master of Biomedical Sciences

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $37,800

Additional requirements: 3 letters of recommendation, resume or CV which demonstrates clinical experience or shadowing hours, MCAT or GRE scores

Message from the program: pending

University of North Texas Health Science Center: Biomedical Science Graduate Program

Minimum GPA: 2.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $6,364 (resident); $26,832 (non-resident)

Message from the program: pending

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center: Graduate Medical Sciences, MS in Biomedical Sciences

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Message from the program: pending

Vermont

University of Vermont: Post-bacc Pre-medical Program/ Master of Medical Science

Minimum GPA: 3.2

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $678 per credit (resident); $970 per credit (non-resident)

Message from the program: pending

Bennington College: Post-bacc Pre-medical Program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Message from the program: pending

Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University: Pre-Medical Graduate Certificate Program

Minimum GPA: 3.0 and 3.2 science GPA

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Standardized test requirements: GRE preferred, will also accept MCAT or DAT

Course requirements: Biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, math (2 semesters of each, with labs)

University of Virginia: Post-bacc Pre-medical Program

Medical school acceptance rate: 95%

Tuition: $524 per credit hour

Additional requirements: 1 letter of reference, SAT/ACT or GRE scores

Eastern Virginia Medical School: Medical Master’s program (one or two-year options) Contemporary Human Anatomy Program (CHAP)

Minimum GPA: 2.75

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: In-state -- $40,762 (1 year), $28,999 (2 year); Out-of-state -- $52,568 (1 year), $33,214 (2 year)

Standardized test requirements: MCAT (503 minimum score)

Coursework requirements: premedical prerequisites

Additional requirements: Clinical experience (100 hours within last 2 years); volunteer experience (100 hours within last 2 years)

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia Campus: Post-Bacc Pre-Med Program

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Coursework requirements: Completed all premed prerequisites

George Mason University/Georgetown University: Advanced Biomedical Sciences Graduate Certificate Program

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Aim of improving medical school applications by offering additional extracurricular options that enhance your CV and provide support with the MCAT and medical school applications

Liberty University School of Health Sciences: Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences

Minimum GPA: 2.7 Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $650 per credit

Standardized test requirements: MCAT (490), PCAT (50 or higher), DAT (14.5 average), GRE (verbal 140, quantitative 145)

Course requirements: premed prerequisites, 4 additional science courses

Liberty University: Master of Art in Medical Sciences

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $565 per credit

Hampton University: Medical Science Masters Program

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: --

Standardized test requirements: MCAT or DAT. GRE is NOT accepted

Eastern Mennonite University: Gap year certificate/ biomedicine certificate (1 year)/ master of science in premedicine/ master of science in biomedicine

Medical school acceptance rate: 78%; 90% acceptance rate for PA, 100% for veterinary, dental, PT, optometry, podiatry and pharmacy)

Tuition: $9,250 per semester

Washington

Seattle University: Post-bacc Pre-medical Program

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $1,057 per credit

Heritage University: Master of Arts in Medical Sciences

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $10,020

Shoreline Community College: Post baccalaureate Studies for the Health Professions

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $150.18 per credit (resident); $246.87 per credit (non-resident); $337.97 per credit (international)

West Virginia

West Virginia University: Master of Science in the Health Sciences

Minimum GPA: 2.75

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $513 per credit (resident); $1,449 per credit (non-resident)

Additional requirements: 2 letters of recommendation, personal statement, resume or CV

Marshall University: Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences with an Area of emphasis in Medical Sciences

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: 92%

Tuition: --

Coursework requirements: Complete premed prerequisites

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin- Madison: Center for Patient Partnerships/ Cytotechnology Certificate

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Medical school acceptance rate: --

Tuition: $386.39 per credit (resident); $1,513.88 per credit (non-resident)

Additional requirements: personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation

What Are Post Baccalaureate Programs?

Post Baccalaureate programs are useful for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree, however, do not feel they are strong applicants to medical schools, vet schools, dental schools or nursing schools for a variety of reasons including low GPA and unmet medical school prerequisites, or desire extra time to devote to gaining experiences highly valued by medical school such as clinical work or research. 

Will a Masters or PhD Help You Get Into Med School? Watch this video:

Post bacc programs are often one to two years in length and result in either a degree, certificate, master’s degree, or no additional designation. Due to the variability of possible designations, these programs offer both undergraduate or graduate level courses. For those with low GPA, it may be more effective to complete an undergraduate post bacc program as there is a higher likelihood to improve your GPA and potentially your science specific GPA should you complete a science post bacc program. Although your GPA may be improved by taking graduate level courses, not all medical programs include graduate level courses in their GPA calculation. It is important to check the medical programs you are interested in and determine if your GPA from graduate courses will be included in the calculation prior to enrolling in a graduate program for the goal of improving your GPA. 

Some students enter university without considering medical school as their goal. If this is your situation, you may not have completed all the necessary pre-requisites required for medical school or the MCAT. There are particular programs that are catered to those changing career directions and provide MCAT support and/or academic advising for medical school. Other students may come from economically or educationally disadvantaged groups or visible minorities and certain programs cater to their economic needs with an aim of increasing visibility of diversity in medical school. These programs also provide additional supports in applying for medical school including interview preparation, pre-requisite courses to increase your MCAT score and application counselling. Lastly, there are others who may be considering a post bacc program to improve their GPA. These students may require additional coursework to boost their GPA to apply for medical school. 

Career changers provide MCAT support, medical school admissions sessions and usually include pre-requisites for medical programs for those who may have not initially considered medical school as their career choice. There are multiple programs across the United States that cater to career changers, some of which are associated with the medical school. The programs vary tremendously between schools and offer a range of different topics including nutrition, health care delivery, pharmacology and premedical programs. The programs are both undergraduate and graduate level and may cater to different groups who are now considering medicine. For example, those who may have struggled early in their undergraduate studies but want to pursue medicine may opt for the undergraduate programs given the opportunity to improve their GPA.

Post baccs can help you complete your prerequisites and improve your GPA. Are you wondering why med school prerequisites are important?

Others who may have excelled academically and may have initially considered other programs including a master’s degree, may opt for the graduate level to pursue thesis or course-based programs in their area of interest such as medicine, while also having the opportunity to engage in non-academic components of their applications such as shadowing hours, research or volunteerism. The GPA requirements range from 2.5-3.3. Some programs require admission SAT of up to 1200/1600 or a GRE of 1750, ACT of up to 24 or a GMAT of at least 50%. Most boast high medical school acceptances rates for students who apply right after the post bacc, anywhere from 50-100% acceptance rate. Some of the programs are highly structured, meaning that the curriculum is pre-determined, and students do not pick any courses. Others are unstructured and provide flexibility in course selection. The programs range from twelve to 24 months in length. Some programs are reserved for US citizens and thus are closed to international applicants. 

Alternatively, there are programs geared towards educationally or economically disadvantaged groups and those from visible minorities. These programs aim to improve diversity in medicine and offer opportunities to improve acceptance to medical school. Some programs focus on personal growth, shadowing and volunteer opportunities to enhance your medical school application. Some also provide specific seminars and MCAT preparation to enhance your academic performance on the MCAT further improving your overall success in medical school applications. The programs vary and some focus on pre-medical courses such as anatomy, physiology and/or biochemistry to enhance your subject knowledge, problem solving and academic rigor that some medical schools highlight. Given that they cater to those from economically or educationally disadvantaged groups, the GPA can be slightly lower, sometimes as low as a minimum of 2.5. Some programs require that you have written the MCAT, with scores at least 492 or a GRE score of at least 300. 

Lastly, there are programs geared towards academic record enhancers. This group focuses on individuals who may see their GPA as their weakness in medical school applications. Most of the academic record enhancers are undergraduate programs, although there are a few graduate programs included. The minimum GPA accepted is similar to career changers ranging from 2.5-3.3. Some programs require applicants to have written the MCAT and score greater than the 40th percentile, the DAT above the 40th percentile or the GRE above the 40th percentile. Similar to other programs there are a variety of different programs offered including immunology, pre-medical, biomedical sciences or pharmacology. Most are limited to US citizens with some having preference over home state applicants. 

To be eligible for a post bacc, your MCAT, DAT, or GRE score must be above the 40th percentile:

Reasons to Consider a Post bacc Program

You completed a non-science bachelor program and have not met all the medical school prerequisites required by your schools of choice.

For those who had other career goals and may not have considered medicine, choosing a career changer program will allow you to complete the pre-requisites for medical school, have seminars on MCAT preparation and medical school applications and may provide guidance on volunteer and shadowing experiences. All of these combined can help you accelerate your application to medical school. There are a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to choose from and cater to your interests.

Improve a low GPA

If you do not meet the cutoffs for GPA in your schools of choice, considering an academic record enhancer program will give you the opportunity to improve your GPA. Oftentimes there are additional sessions for MCAT preparation and medical school application. Be mindful that some medical schools do not consider graduate courses in their GPA calculation. Please check your schools of choice on their GPA calculation format prior to engaging in a graduate program should your goal be to improve your GPA. 

Develop complimentary skills and experiences to improve your medical school application

Medical school applications consider both academic and non-academic components in your application. Although students must demonstrate academic rigor through their GPA and MCAT, it is important to also consider the non-academic components such as shadowing, volunteer and research experience. Many post bacc programs provide shadowing opportunities while others may provide guidance on your application including what may need to be enhanced. Graduate programs with a thesis component offer research opportunities that will allow you to demonstrate your analytical, collaborative and problem-solving capabilities and may also provide opportunities to get a medical school recommendation letter from your supervisor for medical school applications. Depending on the project, you may be able to present your work, even if preliminary, or may lead to publishing opportunities, both of which can be highlighted on your applications. 

Additional time for research or clinical based experiences 

Research can allow you to explore your career and caters well to medical school applications and careers in medicine. Graduate programs with a thesis component are research focused and may allow you to network and collaborate with others in medicine. These unique opportunities can allow you to consider your interests and may lead to further collaborations as you begin medical school. Other programs, especially those for career changers or for those from educationally or economically disadvantaged groups also include shadowing experiences and may provide guidance on meaningful volunteer opportunities that may further increase your exposure to healthcare and medicine. 

More time to prepare for the MCAT

The MCAT can be a daunting experience and requires many hours of preparation prior to writing. This exam can be more difficult if you have yet to complete pre-requisite courses in physics, chemistry, biology, sociology and psychology. Career changer programs, and some of the academic enhancer programs and economically or educationally disadvantaged programs include the pre-requisite courses and may also provide some seminars on MCAT preparation to best support your exam. 

More time to prepare your medical school application

There are many components to include in your medical school application in addition to your MCAT and GPA. Many post bacc programs support the non-academic components of your application including extracurriculars for medical school that will bolster your application. Many programs also offer seminars on MCAT preparation for those who have not yet written their MCAT or who want to improve their score, as well as medical school application seminars that outline the process. 

Check out the benefits of special master's programs and other postbacc programs:

What to Consider When Applying to Post baccalaureate Programs

There are many factors to consider when selecting which post bacc program to apply to.

  1. Consider your individual circumstances. Do you come from a disadvantaged group or a financially unstable background? You may want to consider programs that cater to your particular circumstances.
  2. Consider what your interests are. Are you interested in a research specific program, an interdisciplinary health program, a science program? Search for programs that meet your needs.
  3. Undergraduate vs. graduate program? Undergraduate programs are likely to help you improve your GPA, whereas graduate post baccs may offer more nuanced research courses, as well as quality improvement or education-based projects that will help bolster your medical school application.
  4. Where do you hope to do medical school? Becoming a student at your preferred medical school’s post bacc program may help your chances of acceptance as the admission committee members will be familiar with your candidacy when they review your medical school application. Some post baccs offer linkage programs that allow students to apply to medical school before completing their post bacc program. This way, you may begin medical school immediately after completing your post bacc as long as you meet the medical school requirements. Some post bacc programs are affiliated with medical schools and allow post bacc student to study with medical school students, exposing them to the medical program and allowing them to get to know the faculty and talk with the medical students about the process of application to best support your own application. Other programs offer a direct acceptance following the completion of the post bacc program if you meet the GPA and MCAT cutoffs.
  5. Consider your current academic performance. Some post bacc programs are highly competitive and thus may limit your options depending on your GPA. Make sure to check that your meet the post baccs’ admission criteria before you apply.
  6. What is the length of the program? Most post bacc programs are one to two years in length. Some include summer terms and others do not. When considering which program to choose, keep in mind that a two- year post bacc program will delay medical school for 2 years but may give additional time to improve/boost your GPA.
  7. Is it part-time or full-time? Part-time programs are less common, but they offer options of working, engaging in additional clinical experiences, or tending to life circumstances. However, they limit the option for GPA improvement and thus may not be as beneficial should that be the reason for pursuing a post bacc program. 

Keep in mind the potential disadvantages of special master's programs and other postbacc programs:

Post bacc Application Requirements

There are many types of post bacc programs including career changers, academic record enhancers and educational or economically disadvantaged groups. There are also both undergraduate and graduate programs, which the graduate program may be either a thesis based or course-based program. 

Given the variability of programs including graduate and undergraduate, the requirements also vary quite a bit. The general requirements include:

  1. GPA greater than 2.5, although some require a GPA greater than 3.3.
  2. MCAT, DAT or GRE and a score greater than the 40th or 50th percentile. 
  3. CASPer. Some programs require students to complete the CASPer test other other Altus Suite components prior to applying for the post bacc program. If you have not written CASPer, you should keep in mind that this exam takes some preparation and must be scheduled ahead of time.
  4. Personal statements. Some post bacc programs require students to write a personal statement similar to medical school. These can take weeks to brainstorm and write. 
  5. Residency. Most programs are limited to US citizens and do not accept international graduates although some do allow for non-US applicants. There are other programs that have preferential admission to in-state students. There are more than 270 post bacc programs in the United States. To best prepare for applying to a post bacc program, it is best to check out the AAMC portal for program specific requirements. 

FAQs

1. I have not considered medicine when I started college but now would like to pursue it. What post bacc programs would be best suited to me?

Many med school applicant do not consider medicine early on. Career changer programs cater to those who consider medicine later in their academic journey and provide additional supports in MCAT preparation and medical school applications. You can filter to career changers on the AAMC portal to get a list of career changer programs. 

2. How long are post bacc programs?

Post bacc programs are between 12 and 24 months in length. It depends on the program and credits needed for completion. If you want to apply to medical school in the upcoming cycle, it may be best to consider a 12 month program to limit the delay in applying to and beginning medical school. 

3. How much do post bacc programs cost?

Costs vary tremendously between programs. Some cost over $800 per credit whereas others quote $10 000 to $15 000 per term. It will depend on the program's length, fees, and other related costs. 

4. Are there online post bacc programs?

Yes, there are online post bacc programs. This may provide additional flexibility in attending to your personal life including work demands and childcare needs. 

5. What are the application requirements for post bacc programs?

The application requirements vary between programs. Most require a GPA of at least 2.5 although some may be as high as 3.3. Some programs require students to have written the DAT, MCAT or GRE and score at least in the 40th to 50th percentile. Some require CASPer prior to acceptance whereas others require a personal statement.

Others have residency limitations and may have preferential admission for in-state students. Many do not accept international applicants. For full requirements, it is best to look at the specific school you are interested in.

6. I have an interest in becoming a clinician scientist. Are there post bacc programs that can help me gain research experience?

Yes, there are a variety of graduate programs, some of which are thesis based. These will provide opportunities to do research. They are great choices if your goal is to enhance the non-academic components of your medical school application. There may also be programs that allow you to collaborate with clinician scientists and explore your future career journey. 

7. I have to work due to financial obligations. Are there part-time post bacc programs?

There are part-time programs that allow students to support themselves and their families. Some programs also offer financial support should this be a barrier to completing a program. You can search for part time programs on the AAMC portal.

8. There is a medical school I want to attend. Should I also complete my post bacc program at the same school?

Completing your post bacc program at the same school you want to attend can help with your medical school application, as you will know what the medical school expects of its applicants. Some programs also allow students to study side by side with medical students. This will give you opportunities to network with the faculty and learn more about the program that can aid your application to medical school. However, you can also apply to other post bacc programs especially if they fit your interest or meet your needs better.

9. I am interested in a professional program, but it's not medical school. Are post bacc programs open to me?

Yes, post bacc programs provide support for a variety of professional programs including medicine, dentistry, veterinarian or nursing school. Various programs gear towards academic enhancement, disadvantaged groups or career changers to best support students attain their career goals. Most focus on medicine, given the high prevalence of students aiming to apply to medical school, however, improved non-academic skills and GPA can enhance applications to any professional program. Some specify that they cater to various professional programs whereas other focus on medical school. Check out programs that you are interested in for more information. 

10. What is my likelihood of being accepted to medical school following the completion of the post bacc program?

Most schools report 50-100% acceptance to medical school although it is unclear if the students were accepted into their first choice program. This is likely due to improvement in applicants' academic and non-academic components including the GPA and MCAT score, and enhanced shadowing, volunteer and research experiences.

To your success,

Your friends at BeMo

BeMo Academic Consulting


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1 Comments

Amala Regi Alex

hello there, I am a Canadian pre-med student and wondered if the post-bac programs are only available in the US. If so, are they only accessible to domestic students or also to international students as well?

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BeMo Academic Consulting

Hello Amala, there are no offiical post-baccs for premeds in Canada. However, many of the US post-baccs accept international students.

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